Impacting individuals, influencing systems
What We Do
SW!TCH draws on LifeLine’s 15 years’ experience of working with young people through our award-winning VIP Mentoring scheme. Today’s SW!TCH programmes bring solutions to young people that are in danger of becoming involved in serious youth violence or have poor mental health.
Located in Elm Park and Ilford, our nurseries and pre-schools provide a warm and stimulating environment, with fun and engaging activities that help children to learn and grow.And with our innovative Tapestry app, you can see photos and updates about your child’s activities each day.
Part of the national Healthwatch network, Healthwatch Barking and Dagenham acts as a champion for people in their local community who use health and care services. Their role is to listen to what people have to say about their local services, and share this feedback with the providers of services so they can improve and better meet the needs of the community.
Who We Are
LifeLine Projects was founded in 2000 by a group of volunteers in East London who saw a need in their local community. Realising that they could be part of the solution, they began working with isolated and marginalised women. Since then, we’ve grown from a small organisation with just two part-time members of staff, to one of the larger community-based social enterprises in the capital. Over the years, we’ve worked with numerous organisations to deliver many public-sector-funded programmes, and we’ve received several awards recognising the fruits of our programmes and been short-listed for many more.
We’re very excited to announce that LifeLine Projects has recently been awarded £500,000 from the Mayor of London’s New Deal for Young People fund to deliver our award-winning SW!TCH mentoring programme to schools across Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and Redbridge
Back in June 2021, we presented you with some stats from the first full year of SW!TCH Minds. The programme has now been operating for over two full years and two cohorts of young people have taken part in a
LifeLine Projects are delighted to announce we have been appointed by Barking and Dagenham Council to deliver Healthwatch in the borough after a tender process. LifeLine have hosted Healthwatch for the last five years and will continue to ensure that
We’re excited to welcome Ruth to the LifeLine team, where she’ll be guiding our youth work and the SW!TCH programme as our new Head of Young People’s Services.
We hope you enjoy getting to know Ruth as much as we did!